Established in 1979 through an endowment from His Highness the Aga Khan, The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA) at MIT is dedicated to the study of Islamic architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, and conservation. It prepares students for careers in research, design, and teaching and aims to enhance the understanding of Islamic architecture and urbanism in light of contemporary issues and to increase the visibility of Islamic cultural heritage in the modern world.


Fall 2014
An Evening With...
Lecture Series & Events

September 22
Global Nomads:
Migration and Cultural Mobility in the Current Profession of Architecture

Asiya Chowdhury
Design Leader
Ian Schrager Company, New York
Abstract & Bio

October 20
6:00 pm in Bathos Theater, MIT

Homecoming after Death:
An Islamic Cemetery in Austria

Bernardo Bader
Architect & Principal, bernardo bader architekten, Dornbirn, Austria
Eva Grabherr
Director of the Center for Immigration and Integration, Vorarlberg, Austria
Azra Aksamija
Nasser Rabbat

November 3
What Constitutes Excellence in Islamic Geometric Design?
Historical and Contemporary Best Practice

Eric Broug
Author and educator, UK
Abstract & Bio

November 17
Conflict, Convivencia, and the Life of Buildings
Michele Lamprakos
School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
University of Maryland-College Park
Abstract & Bio

Unless otherwise indicated, lectures are
on Mondays at 6:00 pm in MIT room 3-133.
Free and open to the public

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